Chapel Services and Service Lists

The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge

As regular Chapel activities are currently not possible at present, we have resumed our 'Virtual Chapel' services which will take place until at least Ash Wednesday (17th February). Our first service of the term will be broadcast at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday 19th January. A special service is planned for each of the following dates:

Saturday 23rd January: Epiphany Carol Service
Tuesday 2nd February: Sung Eucharist of Candlemas
Wednesday 17th February: Evensong of Ash Wednesday

The COVID-19 situation is regularly reviewed by the College, and we hope that we will be able to welcome our families, friends and visitors before too long.

A Service List (which will be periodically updated) as well as a summary of our Virtual Chapel services can be found below:


Virtual Chapel Summary

Evening Service: a 6:30 p.m service that follows the structure of Evening Prayer, which will feature recordings of the Choir Tuesday-Sunday and St John's Voices on Mondays. Each service will be released as a premiere on Facebook Live. You can receive notifications on services by selecting 'Follow'.

Evening Service with the College Choir (Tuesday-Sunday)

Evening Service with St John's Voices (Monday)

Morning Reflection: Each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m, a Morning Reflection will be broadcast featuring music from the College Choir. Each service will be released as a premiere on Facebook Live. You can receive notifications on services by selecting 'Follow'.

Morning Reflection with the College Choir

Morning Prayer and College Communion: Morning Prayer will be live-streamed at 8:30 a.m Monday-Friday, and College Communion at 8:30 a.m on Sunday mornings. Both will be available via the 'SJC Chaplain' Facebook Group: 

Morning Prayer and College Communion

When normal Chapel activities resume, Evensong is sung in St John’s College Chapel every day during Full Term. The College Choir sings Tuesday to Sunday inclusive. St John's Voices (the College’s mixed voice choir) sings on Mondays. 

The daily pattern of services is as follows:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - Choral Evensong 6.30 p.m (full choir)

Wednesday - Choral Evensong 6.30 p.m (men's voices)

Sunday - Sung Eucharist 10.30 a.m (full choir)

For details of the music to be sung at upcoming services, please click on the links below.

Past service lists can be found here:

Forthcoming services

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